VISTAS Counselor Professional and Career Development

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.



Iconography: Using Appropriate Technology for Teaching Career Development Concepts

Marla P. Peterson and Aaron H. Oberman

2005

Iconography lives within an extended family. One cousin is the research surrounding learning styles and multiple intelligences; another is what researchers are discovering about intergenerational differences regarding the use of technology; still another is the world of art therapy. We adopted the term iconography after observing how the use of computer images, i.e., icons, enhanced student interest when we taught concepts related to Super’s cycling and recycling of career development stages. Iconography is here further defined as the graphic portrayal of one’s life, hopes, and dreams through selection of computer-generated images.

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